[PROPOSAL] Open Web House | Hackathon in Guadalajara Mexico

Hello, NEAR family.
I am excited to bring to the forum a new proposal for the creation of the second edition of our hackathon. After exchanging emails with the NEAR Foundation, it only remains to say thank you for following up on this and thank marketing DAO for their work.

  • Abstract :bookmark:

Open Web House is a three-day face-to-face event focused on software developers from Mexico who want to build web 3.0, as well as a space to guide DeFi issues and crowdfunding projects through a hackathon.

Open Web Academy is an educational DAO that runs Web 3 learning programs to teach people how to develop and launch decentralized projects; developing IRL events to recruit new web 3 builders and promoting the creation of solutions based on the NEAR Protocol for 10 months and now wants to scale up recruiting web 3.0 enthusiasts and builders by creating face to face development groups.

This publication proposes the conceptualization, planning and execution of a three-day hackathon to promote the development of the NEAR ecosystem in Mexico with the Javascript SDK.

  • About Open Web Academy :globe_with_meridians:

In the past, the organization of the Open Web Academy has carried out educational activities focused on the creation of new blockchain solutions that allow the NEAR ecosystem to grow. Some of these activities have even been financed by DAO marketing. You can list:

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Proposal :woman_office_worker:

Organize and implement the logistics of a Hacker House event in Guadalajara, Mexico, where native web 2.0 developers adopt decentralized technologies through introductory talks, bootcamps on the development of smart contracts in the NEAR Protocol and a hackathon for the creation of Dapps in NEAR .

  • Value proposal. :star_struck:

Open Web House seeks to integrate engineers and talent from Web2 and other blockchains into the NEAR ecosystem through a hackathon with the goal of continuing to create solutions for end users.

  • Objectives :dart:

.- Onboard 70 new builders developing solutions using the NEAR Protocol.

.- Construction of 10 web 3.0 business ideas based on NEAR Protocol.

.- Create written open source development resources for the NEAR Protocol community in Spanish.

.- Gather leading figures in the development of Web 3 technology.

.- Make brand awareness of NEAR Protocol as a Top of Mind technology for building Web 3 solutions on Latin America.

  • Target Audience :family_man_man_girl_boy:

Fullstack developers, Javascript developers, general devs, university students and IT professionals.

  • Planning :flight_departure:

  • Select and manage the location for the Open Web House Power by NEAR.

  • Marketing campaign and mass dissemination of the event.

  • Invitation and collaboration with local universities in favor of decentralized education.

  • Ticket management.

  • Contact speakers, instructors and influencers of the NEAR Protocol.

  • Design bootcamps for smart contract development with the NEAR Javascript SDK.

  • Hackathon Organization.

  • Mentoring and tutorials to participants.

  • Evaluation and awards of developed projects.

  • Event :beach_umbrella:

Important dates
.- January 2, 2023 - announcement of the Open Web House Guadalajara and opening of pre-registration

.- February 6, 2023 - First round of confirmation of attendees.

.- February 6 to March 3, 2023 - Special promotional content and community touchpoints.

.- February 20, 2023 - Second round of confirmation of attendees

.- March 6, 7 and 8, 2023 - Open Web House Guadalajara


PLAi is a higher education institution in the state of Jalisco that promotes the development of skills and abilities for the jobs and demands of the digital age; we promote the connection of people, companies, projects and ideas; and we promote innovation and entrepreneurship to contribute to the competitiveness of Jalisco, Mexico. Visit on the map. Visit the official website: https://plai.mx/


Introductory talk to the Web 3.0 world and the NEAR ecosystem, creation of NEAR wallets, transfer of commemorative NFTs and coworking with the hacker community.

Talks and bootcamps

Crypto talks by national and international speakers, workshops given by certified NEAR instructors and tools for the full stack development of Dapps in the NEAR Protocol.


Time trial contest to develop the best blockchain solution on the NEAR network with the support of expert mentors and instructors in Web 3.0 with prizes in tokens for the best projects.

Open schedule :spiral_calendar:

See the full program of the event

KPI’s :medal_military:

.- 70 attendees.

.- 1 workshop on development of smart contracts in NEAR with the Javascript SDK.

.- Creation of 70 NEAR Wallets.

.- Delivery of 70 commemorative NFTs.

.- 10 dapp ideas built on NEAR Protocol

.- 3 notes in medium of the event.

.- Local press coverage.

.- 7 talks related to the NEAR ecosystem + 5 general web 3.0 talks

Budget required :moneybag:

Budget Description Cost
Venue Payment of use of the place, rental of furniture, rental of projection equipment, security personnel $1400 USD
Coffee break Coffee, snacks, tea and water for the event $1000 USD
Travel expenses For 2 organizers to Guadalajara, Mexico $500 USD
Workshop’s instructors (Cristian Zambrano) payment to the instructor for programming workshop in NEAR with Javascript $2000 USD
Hackathon mentors Payment to 2 mentors for orientation to the participants in the Hackathon $2500 USD
Media coverage/marketing Graphic design, print advertising, digital advertising and social networks $1100 USD
Prizes Prizes for hackathon winners $1500 USD
Total $10,000 USD

Wallet for funding: open-web-academy.sputnik-dao.near


Great work done to keep pushing the IRL community of NEAR in Latam


Amazing, great opportunity for the LATAM community to learn how to develop and launch blockchain projects in the NEAR protocol :fire:


This seems to be a great way to integrate new devs to NEAR ecosystem :slight_smile: let’s keep building!


Amazing job!, let get bigger the NEAR dev community!. :sunglasses:

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Thank you for your proposal. Could you please fill out the form: Marketing DAO Proposal Application ?


The form was completed, thank you for your attention! (:

Thanks for the proposal @irvingcong. In general, I like the idea of hosting a hackathon in Guadalajara. In reviewing this, $10K seems high to me for a one-day event for 70 people. In evaluating this, I’m looking for some comps from other events, but if you have anything like that to share, please do.

My other question is whether you have a strategy for keeping the attendees engaged and building after the event? How does this event funnel into a wider/ongoing effort to keep the people who join interest participants in the NEAR ecosystem over time?